Just got my first DSLR, and I love it! I've been shooting manual and focusing manually aswell. It's amazing being able to control everything. That said, these are somewhat primitive shots, as I was just trying to figure out the camera and not trying to create a master peice So please excuse poor composition and all that... Hopefully that will come later! Shot with a Canon XSi and a 50mm 1.8, then fiddled a bit with CS3 (my first "portraits" here: http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=129807 ) 1. Hosta Flower 2. Mitsy 3. Mitsy again... 4. And again... 5. Just for fun... I was not ready for it, but I clicked anyways.